The Flying Away Festival is one of those events I really look forward to. With an impressive number of artists rounded up on a football pitch in Nicosia, it is the perfect place to scour through all the handmade, vintage, artful and beautiful that our island has to offer. I fell head over heels for a teeny tiny music box and cute coasters but it was our friend Mike’s night to shine with a collection of paintings inspired by movies. His brilliant idea to set up a blackboard with blank lines to fill in for what you want to do before you die attracted a lot of attention. Mine was to go to Graceland (pause for reaction) but i thought the first one was pretty great. I have to ask though: Which one? Personally Christian Bale seems just fine. We spent a fantastic and creative evening sans Georgie unfortunately but from what I saw the event is kid-friendly with a bouncy castle and little boat rides available for fun so we might return with the little dude tomorrow. The Festival ends on Sunday at midnight so be sure to check it out if you’re in town.
Notes: The adorable handmade music boxes are available from here. Oh and the event begins at six in the evening.